Does Breathing Through Your Mouth Make You Stressed?

Introduced in this episode of This Is NuCalm as an expert of stress, Dr. Michael Robinson joins David Poole in an enlightening conversation about how a person’s smile says a lot about their health.

As a career-long dentist, Dr. Robinson has spent well over 30 years examining people’s oral health. He is a firm believer in the benefits of NuCalm and has a unit at his practice in Ontario, Canada.


“People get a diagnosis of ADD or ADHD and really what they need is a good night’s sleep! And they need to get good air. Many times, I’m disappointed when I see that doctors have put these kids on some medicines. Every drug has side effects, and I would rather them have no drugs at all. The best is our natural air.”

— Dr. Michael Robinson


Working in an industry that tends to influence a lot of stress in patients, Dr. Robinson has taken the time to observe how stress impacts his clients’ breathing and sleeping patterns.


So breathing should be … It’s a simple gift that we have to help calm ourself. Long, slow, deep, quiet breaths, that is as healthy as you can get. In through your nose and out through your nose.

– Dr. Michael Robinson


Tune into this episode of This Is NuCalm and get ready to take notes on how to better improve your sleeping habits and reduce stress!


Dr. Michael Robinson HBSC, DDS, LVI FELLOW

Dr. Michael Robinson received his Honours Degree in Life Sciences from Queen’s University in 1983 and his Dental Degree (DDS) from the University of Western Ontario in 1987. In addition to being an active member of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) and the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), he is an esteemed Fellow of the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and a member of the International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics (IAPA).

Since 1987, Dr. Robinson has worked in private practice as a General Practitioner in Barrie, Ontario. Through his journey with LVI, he became a Fellow in 2016 after completing many years of training in the following areas:

  • advanced aesthetic and cosmetic smile design
  • advanced functional dentistry studying the physiologic connection for patients with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and related health concerns associated with jaw, teeth, head, neck, and spine.
  • orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD) of the tongue and it’s a role with the face, mouth, and throat affecting speech, swallowing and posture
  • physiologic orthodontics and treatment

Outside the office, Dr. Robinson is known for his love of family and friends. He excels in sport and has promoted a healthy lifestyle all of his life. To name a few, he loves skiing (Level 4 Demonstrator CSIA), golf, water sports, and mountain biking. In addition, he’s an active member of the community supporting education for youth, charities, and programs close to his heart.

Inside the office, Dr. Robinson realizes that being ‘great’ requires a great team, and he surrounds himself with just that. His team shares the excitement and passion for what he does and the journey of continuing education. He can perform the traditional dentistry he was taught in school, or he can perform life-changing dentistry. He prefers the latter. Dr. Robinson is a physician of the full mouth. He informs patients about what they can do to reach optimal form and function, whether that includes physiologic or cosmetic dentistry. From there a plan is designed specifically for each patient. Dr. Robinson’s commitment to education with unique patient care supports his belief that people want more than just a nice smile. They want to feel better as well. They want to feel younger, healthy and more confident knowing that their dental team is on their side.


Does Your Path To Recovery Need Optimization?

Aaron Drogoszewski co-founder of Recover NYC joins David Poole in a fast-paced discussion regarding ones path to recovery.

Whether he’s dealing with an athlete or a busy parent, Drogoszewski has customized recovery plans for all types of individuals.


“Optimal setting for the way your muscles are operating: your joints feel fine, but if your head isn’t in the right place or if you had poor sleep, you get your *ss handed to you! Most of the tools that an athlete needs really are above the shoulders, not below it.”

— Aaron Drogoszewski

His business, Recovery NYC features products focused on deep relaxation such as NuCalm. Drogoszewski shares his experience of running the recovery booth at the U.S. Open in 2019 and 2020, and the kind of results and feedback he received from professional athletes.

“There is a difference between a commodity and a product, between science and how you personally feel.” — Aaron Drogoszewski

In this episode of This Is NuCalm, listen in as Aaron Drogoszewski and David Poole discuss how the path to recovery is attainable and yet, different for everyone.


Aaron Drogoszewski, Co-Founder of Recovery NYC 

Aaron’s career as a Fitness professional began in 1997 as a personal trainer. His introduction to coaching, passion for movement, and pursuit of performance optimization began much earlier in 1992, when at 14 years old, he became an assistant instructor at the Okinawan Go Ju Ryu karate school he had attended 3-5 days per week for several years.

Aaron’s martial arts practice and career as a fitness professional continued to blossom throughout the years as he built his competitive experience in Muay Thai kickboxing, golden gloves amateur boxing and Brazilian Jiu jitsu.

As it had been from the onset, Aaron’s focus has always been on performance optimization. This passion attracted him to the National Academy of Sports Medicine, providing him the opportunity to educate trainers across the country on all their major live workshop curriculums, including certified personal training, corrective exercise, and performance enhancement. With a focus on the cross section where corrective exercise meets performance enhancement, Aaron then went on to a licensure in massage therapy to assist his clientele, including several high profile members of the entertainment world, professional athletes, musicians, and models to achieve their true potential via unrestricted movement.

Can We Reduce Our Body’s Toxicity?

Dr. Michael Galitzer has 40 years of medical expertise and is specialized in longevity and energetic medicine.

He joins This Is NuCalm to discuss how anyone can work on reaching optimal health.


“This gets your head out of the circus to try to think about what a patient needs. You’re basically asking the patient: ‘What do you need? What works and doesn’t cause side effects? What’s effective and what’s tolerated?’”

— Dr. Michael Galitzer


Known as “Dr. Trauma” when working in the ER, Dr. Michael Galitzer shares his journey towards energy medicine, starting with his focus on nutrition. After sending a close friend to the dentist to remove toxic fillings, Dr. Michael Galitzer discovered electroacupuncture.


“You can adapt it [electroacupuncture] to anything! As long as you have a vial to test with that person, and it really is more than personalized medicine, it is precision medicine.”

— Dr. Michael Galitzer


Tune in for an enlightening discussion on toxicity reduction, stress management and how to get all of your organ systems functioning at peak performance.


More About Dr. Michael Galitzer

Dr. Michael Galitzer is a nationally recognized expert in Energy Medicine, integrative medicine, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). For more than 40 years Dr. Galitzer has been a leading figure and innovator in the field of longevity, or anti-aging medicine.

Dr. Galitzer graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical School, and in 1973 he moved to Los Angeles, where he practiced Emergency Medicine for 15 years. (He was among the first 100 doctors in the U.S. to become board certified in Emergency Medicine.) Eventually he began studying integrative medicine, including herbs, nutrition, Energy Medicine, and homeopathy, and in 1990 he completed a course in Medical Acupuncture, which he incorporated into the private practice he established in Santa Monica, California, in 1987.

Is There A Difference Between Mindfulness and Meditation?

At the end of your journey — when you ask yourself if your life had meaning — what do you believe the answer will be?

Brother Craig Marshall joins This Is NuCalm to speak on the power of meditation and mindfulness to help you find the lifestyle you seek.



“The way we do anything is the way we do everything. Wherever we go, we’re taking our little mindset with us, right? So meditation to me is an opportunity to reboot my consciousness, to go back to my core and really start coming from the deepest place inside myself.”

— Brother Craig Marshall


Tune in for an incredibly insightful conversation with a man who spent 35 years as a yoga monk, and the one-man David Poole calls his pocket Yoda. Get ready to take notes, but most of all, enjoy!


“The answers I come up with are only ever going to be as good as the questions I ask.”

— Brother Craig Marshall


More About Brother Craig Marshall

Brother Craig Marshall (formerly Brother Mitrananda) spent 35 years as a monk with the Self Realization Fellowship (SRF) in Los Angeles before leaving the monastery to pursue speaking, counseling, and teaching ventures throughout the world.

Craig was a child actor in Hollywood and later graduated from USC Film School. Then, at the age of 23, his life changed direction. He became a yoga monk and lived in a monastery. As a popular minister, Craig counseled thousands around the world, including many well-known people like George Harrison and Steve Jobs. Craig taught monks and householders how to develop intuition, face fears, and how people could realize their deepest dreams.

His powerful communication skills have empowered many to take a stand for what meant most to them. Today, Craig helps individuals align their careers and relationships with their innermost dreams. Through a unique process of Self-discovery, he helps clients develop the clarity and confidence required to manifest their individual life-purpose in their personal and professional lives. This integration leads to greater material success while sustaining inner joy, the essence of Self-realization.


Does Your Eating Time Impact Your Stress & Sleep Patterns?

Team Nutritionist for the Chicago Blackhawks, Julie Burns joined David Poole in an explosive episode of This Is NuCalm regarding food, diet and how it impacts your stress and sleep patterns.

During the in depth interview, Julie discusses she adapted to the changes in diet fads that affect our athletic capabilities.

Once given the opportunity as the team nutritionist for the Chicago Blackhawks, she soon realized her knowledge on proper diet was not benefitting her average athlete, “as I started listening to my players a lot more, I got an inkling something wasn’t quite right with the nutrition advice I was giving.”

Accustomed to a high carbohydrate and low-fat diet, Burns noticed a deficiency in her own nutrition.

She recalls experiencing horrible lower back pain. After paying a visit to a chiropractor for the first time, she realized she was unable to answer most of the doctor’s questions when it came to nutrition: “I need to get some more information about using real nutrition and the science, as well as food as medicine.”

After starting SportFuel Inc. – an integrative sports nutrition and wellness consulting firm – she executed more research and contrary to what past diets claimed, Burns realized great nutrition is not a ‘one size fits all!’

“It’s not just about what the person is eating, but it’s when they’re eating and it’s how they’re responding to the various foods.”

– Julie Burns

In this episode of This Is NuCalm, listen to Burns and Poole discuss the best times to eat, what you should be eating and how your diet, sleep patterns and even stress levels correlate.

“You cannot be in fight or flight, stressed, and in rest and digest.”

– Julie Burns

About Julie Burns, MS, RDN, LDN, CCN
Founder, Licensed Integrative Sports Dietician Nutritionist & Nutrigenomics Consultant
Julie H. Burns is an integrative sports nutritionist, a licensed and registered dietitian, and a board certified clinical nutritionist. She is the Founder of SportFuel, Inc., an integrative sports nutrition and wellness consulting firm, and the Managing Member of Eat Like the Pros®, which acts as a highly effective resource hub designed to help you integrate the SportFuel, Inc. philosophy into your life.

Julie has provided team nutrition services to the Chicago Blackhawks for nearly 30 years, and works individually with athletes in the NFL, MLB, NBA and other elite sports teams. However not all of her clients are athletes, Julie works with everyone from high-level executives to busy parents. She has seen first-hand that a one-size-fits-all approach is ineffective, and has developed a highly personalized program using functional nutrition and lifestyle recommendations to help clients discover their maximum potential so that they can achieve better performance and optimal health.

Julie is a member of the American Nutrition Association (ANA); the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND); the AND practice groups, Dietitians in Functional Medicine (DIFM) and Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN); and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She served three terms on SCAN’s Executive Board, was the Cardiovascular Editor for SCAN’s Pulse quarterly publication for 5 years, and served on the Gatorade Sport Science Institute’s Sports Nutrition Advisory Board from 1995-2003. Julie was in the first graduating class of the Kresser Institute’s ADAPT program in December of 2016.

To balance her passion for continued learning, Julie enjoys golfing, gardening, cooking, yoga, meditating, volunteering for charities and causes close to her heart, walking her sweet dog, and watching and attending all sporting events with her husband and adult triplets!


NuCalm’s Sleep Benefits

Get the benefits of 2 hours of restorative sleep in 20 minutes with NuCalm.

NuCalm has many potential benefits beyond just helping people overcome dental anxiety. In fact, many people like to use it for other reasons, including the ability to improve sleep. The problem with trying to improve sleep is that there’s only so much you can do. Focusing on falling asleep and trying to sleep better can often have the opposite effect. You end up stressing about sleep, and then you have difficulty falling asleep.

For many people, this ends up happening when they use sleep apps. People get the apps to try to help them sleep but end up becoming stressed over the lack of quality.

So, what makes NuCalm different? NuCalm can do what you can’t: it can reach into your autonomic nervous system (your involuntary nervous system) and essentially flip on the sleep switch.

How NuCalm Sets You up for Sleep

NuCalm is designed to put your body into a state of parasympathetic nervous dominance. The parasympathetic nervous system is the part of your involuntary nervous system that controls your resting bodily functions. It slows your heart rate, works to conserve energy, and controls the midbrain’s release of neurotransmitters that promote an excited state. The sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system puts you in fight or flight and the parasympathetic branch puts you in rest and digest mode.

One of the stages in NuCalm is the supplementation of vital neurotransmitters that help promote sleep. GABA is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter, which puts your body on a glidepath to the first stage of sleep. Simply put, adrenaline is the gas pedal and GABA is the brakes.

This process is facilitated by the neuroacoustic tracks used in NuCalm. These are the differential beats that guide the brain to Alpha and Theta brainwave function. These frequencies are the equivalent to meditation or being at the edge of sleep. NuCalm grooms the neural pathways and retrains your body to achieve deeper stages of restorative sleep.

Getting Stress out of the Way

Another key component of NuCalm’s sleep benefits is the ability to lower stress. Stress keeps your brain active. When your brain is active, falling asleep is unlikely, and getting a healthy night’s sleep is nearly impossible.

Using NuCalm can help lower your stress by turning off the stress response at its source in the midbrain. You can keep telling yourself not to worry but, NuCalm calms you without any effort on your part… and the result can be a dramatic improvement in the quality of your sleep.

A New Approach to Stress and Sleep

We’re only beginning to understand the benefits of NuCalm and improved sleep. After a brief examination of volunteers using NuCalm, Harvard Medical School statistical physicist and sleep researcher Dr. C.K. Peng said, “Our preliminary results indicate that the NuCalm system could be a powerful tool for stress intervention and sleep quality improvement.”

If you want to learn how your sleep could benefit from NuCalm, contact a local NuCalm provider today.

NuCalm’s Sleep Protocol for Resetting Your Sleep Cycle

NuCalm is a powerful wellness tool that can offer a wide variety of benefits. And one of these benefits is the ability to help reset your sleep cycle so that you can finally get good rest at night.

Why Americans Have Disrupted Sleep Cycles

There is an epidemic of disrupted sleep in this country because of the modern American lifestyle. It began when we started making our internal clock subordinate to the wall clock. Instead of getting up and sleeping according to a natural cycle, we just started rising and resting when the clock said.

This problem gets compounded when we travel frequently over vast areas of the globe. When that happens, our body’s clock doesn’t match with the stimuli from our environment, which is what causes jet lag.

And now we aren’t just slaves to our clocks, but also to our phones. Because people can work anytime and anywhere, they often do. This constant demand to work can bring a great deal of stress. Social media also distracts us and keeps us from wanting to sleep. While we’re on our phones and tablets or watching TV, we’re dosing ourselves with light that keeps us from settling into our natural sleep cycle.

Speaking of light, there’s also the pervasiveness of light in our environment. There are lights on practically every device (i.e. cellphones, tablets, clocks, etc.). Streetlights pour light pollution into our rooms, and LED lights (blue in particular) have an even more disruptive power.

How NuCalm Helps You Reset Your Sleep Cycle

NuCalm is a powerful technology that can help balance and maintain your Autonomic Nervous System, which regulates many systems in your body, including both your stress response and your sleep cycle.

NuCalm can act like a reset button that calms and focuses your mind while allowing your body to recover from all the disruptions that bombard you each day. This includes sleep disruptions that make it hard for you to achieve or maintain a healthy sleep cycle. It sets your body up to respond to the environment, which lets you recover quickly from jet lag, and can combat other sleep disruptions too.

But trying to combat systemic sleep disruptions can take a little longer, which is why there’s a stress management protocol for NuCalm.

NuCalm Sleep Protocol

The NuCalm sleep protocol is designed to help people get on and maintain a healthy sleep cycle that matches their environment. This healthy sleep will ensure that you are well-rested at night and are better able to deal with your stress during the day.

For the first four weeks, you will do NuCalm three days a week, for a minimum of 30 minutes a day. Do NuCalm sometime between the hours of 5am and 6pm for best results using all the components of NuCalm.

Then at bedtime, every night, play a special neuroacoustic track. Neuroacoustic tracks are similar in function to the binaural beat, only they use a single sequence of sounds to trigger the brain’s frequency following response.

After the first four weeks, you will NuCalm only twice a week, but keep everything else the same. After 8 weeks, you should find that you are naturally able to get better sleep than you have in a long time.

Do you want to learn more about the benefits of NuCalm? Please contact a local NuCalm provider today.

Don’t Sleep Longer: Sleep Smarter

These days, most of us feel like we’re not getting enough sleep. To some extent, this is true; more than a third of us don’t get enough sleep. But it isn’t just about the amount of time you spend in bed, it’s about falling asleep, staying asleep, and getting quality sleep.

This is how NuCalm can help you enjoy a good night’s rest.

Fall Asleep Faster

Many people have trouble getting to sleep right away. There are too many things on your mind to let your brain relax and enter its process for falling asleep. NuCalm can really help with this.

Using NuCalm helps you put aside the things that are bothering you and get some distance from them. You can enter a state of calm and stop obsessing about the things on your mind. It lets you focus on getting rest when it’s time to rest, which then makes you readier to work when it’s time to work.

Get Better Sleep

Spending lots of time trying to fall asleep when you can’t or staying awake when your body wants to rest, can create a situation where your body has a hard time either staying awake or falling asleep. Its ability to read and respond to environmental and behavioral clues is hampered, which makes it hard for you to get quality sleep.

NuCalm can help with this by essentially “grooming” the body’s systems so they can function as they are supposed to. This makes it more possible for you to fall asleep faster and enjoy deeper, more restorative sleep than before.

Deeper Dreams

NuCalm helps your brain enter and stay at the proper brainwave frequencies for dreaming. By falling asleep faster and staying asleep better, you’ll spend more time in the REM state. This means that you can experience more detailed dreams. Many users of NuCalm report vivid dreams and sharper memories when they’re using the system.

The benefits of this aren’t just for sleep, you will likely see better creativity and more inspiration after you start using NuCalm.

When You Need to Rest but Have No Time

In addition to helping you sleep well at night, NuCalm is an amazing system because it gives you the ultimate ability to “power nap.” If you find your energy is flagging but your schedule is still full, you don’t have to set aside hours to restore your energy. Instead, just 30 minutes of NuCalm is the equivalent of up to two hours of restful sleep.

That’s because NuCalm puts you in the state of restorative sleep, which your body naturally transitions through repeatedly at night. By spending more time in this restorative type of sleep, you get more of your energy back and feel remarkably well rested in such a short period of time.

There’s Only So Many Hours in a Day–Use Them Right

If you keep feeling tired all the time, you might think you need to spend more time in bed. And that means you keep thinking about what you will cut out of your day to make more room for sleep.

But maybe you don’t have to find more time for sleep, maybe you need better sleep. And NuCalm can help you get it.

NuCalm Can Help You Avoid Jet Lag Linked to Summer Travel

It’s summertime, and for many of us that means travel. Summer is often the time we take off from work to explore distant places. An unfortunate side effect of traveling is jet lag (also known as circadian dischronism).

But here’s some good news: NuCalm can help you combat your jet lag so you can quickly get back to normal on your vacation or when you return home.

What Is Jet Lag?

Our body has an internal clock that helps us function properly in relation to the day’s rhythms. It helps us get up and get to sleep on time. To accomplish this, the body releases certain hormones at certain times. These hormones help prepare your body for activity or its power-down sequence. Because hormones take time to activate your body, they can be released half an hour or more before the event they’re triggering. If you typically go to bed around 11:00, your body may start releasing sleep hormones (melatonin) about 10:30.

Although the body adjusts the timing of these releases to match external and behavioral cues, it takes time to shift the cycle. When you fly across multiple time zones, your body struggles to adjust. As a result, your body can stay on the time cycle of your home for days after you reach your destination.

That’s what we call jet lag, and it can make you tired when you’re supposed to be awake or make it impossible for you to fall asleep when it’s bedtime.

You can also experience symptoms such as: headaches, irritability, lack of appetite, or frequent hunger. Jet lag can put a damper on your vacation or even worse, poorly affect your routine when you return home.

How Long Does Jet Lag Last?

Different systems are controlled by different hormones. Under normal conditions, these can take anywhere from 1-4 days to get back to normal. And for some people, it can take even longer.

How NuCalm Helps

NuCalm gives you a proactive method for resetting your body’s clock. It allows your body to wipe the slate clean in terms of circadian rhythms and start fresh, building your bodily cycle anew from the environmental and behavior clues you give it. Instead of waiting up to four days to get synced, you can do it in just one 45-minute session.

Unlike letting your body reset slowly, NuCalm allows you to get all your systems linked up at once. Using NuCalm makes it easier to live better when you travel.

If you’re prone to jet lag, please contact a local NuCalm provider at your destination to see if you can get set up to regulate your rhythms.

U.S. Air Force Major Credits NuCalm With Restoring Sleep

For Major Ken Corigliano, quality sleep was nonexistent. After suffering from a traumatic brain injury and being misdiagnosed, Ken was forced to function in daily life without the support he desperately needed. Due to his injury and lack of quality sleep, Ken was faced with both mental and emotional issues that completely controlled his life. But with the help of NuCalm, Ken now looks forward to sleep and his life has completely turned around.

Major Ken Corigliano tried for one last triathlon before deploying to Iraq in 2011; but after a car swerved into his bicycle, he dealt with severe injuries and brain trauma. Due to a misdiagnosis at his military base, he was forced to deploy anyway. He suffered hundreds of base attacks and his brain healed under these extreme conditions, wiring him for permanent fight or flight. The former U.S. Air Force Athlete Of The Year would suffer for years before finding NuCalm, the technology he credits with “saving his life” by restoring his sleep, refocusing his mind and helping normalize his body.

In the collision, Ken’s head hit the windshield and when the driver braked, he was thrown across to the ground. His brain suffered whiplash trauma where the visual cortex and brain control autonomic nervous system functions. The emergency room doctor found major spinal trauma and said Ken would not walk again. Ken disagreed and walked out of the hospital. “It was two steps, but they counted.”

Still in recovery two weeks later, Ken deployed to Iraq for six months. He had significant cognitive problems, trouble walking or talking normally, difficulty sleeping, constant confusion, and memory impairment. “My stress and anxiety were off the charts, but I just wasn’t giving up. I live a life of service, so I fought my way back.”

That fight was a relentless seven-year search for answers, during which Ken did all he could to hide the intensely negative effects of the undiagnosed traumatic brain injury. He only found temporary relief through trying many supplements, medicines, and doctors. “I couldn’t feel my body at all for years,” he said. “My arms would fall asleep; my legs would fall asleep. I couldn’t really feel pain…I couldn’t feel when I needed to use the restroom…It was an extraordinary effort to hide this. I lost the ability to read words…and assimilate information. I hid [that] from everybody, because I thought they would kick me out of the Air Force.” Ken hated to go to bed, because at times, he could not sleep for days. He’d sometimes stay in bed all weekend without sleeping.

Ken discovered his solution at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas; this is where he tried NuCalm.

“I slept in that chair like I had never slept before. I also had a dream within 90 seconds. That was tremendous…My first experience with NuCalm really empowered me. During the first week of using NuCalm, I remember sitting on my bed, and I cried because I knew I had my life back. I’d bought a $2,000 bed that I thought would improve my sleep and it didn’t do anything, neither did any doctor or medication. But with NuCalm, I loved going to bed. I just loved it. I was going to dream, have good sleep, dream wonderful things, and wake up rested. This happened very fast. In less than 30 days, I was able to cure my sleep problem that I’d had for seven years. It was very emotional.”

How NuCalm Began to Change His Life
Ken noticed that NuCalm gave him mental and emotional composure and improved his cognition. When anger and frustration build now, he can intervene.

When processing information, he is calmer and more observant. “Now my memories and experiences come magically. I can go through a difficult situation calmly, and my memory recall has been amazing. For example, I only had 90 minutes of sleep one night before a scientific advisory board meeting. I hit the NuCalm 20-minute Power Nap, and I was sharp for the whole day.”

Another big benefit comes when he travels. “NuCalm also alleviates any jet lag 100%. I call it my time machine and when I’m done, I’ll be like, ‘We’re here and I feel great!’”